It isn’t uncommon for homeowners to moan about their window coverings in the summer months. If you have curtains or blinds, it’s likely you experience a lot of light bleed in the summer and this can be very difficult to prevent. Generally speaking, shutters provide a lot less light bleed when compared to other window coverings, but if you want to prevent even the smallest chink of light then blackout shutters are the best option available.
This shutter design incorporates a honeycomb blackout blind which runs in a channel in the frame of the shutter. Although the shutter and blind are installed together, you can still operate them individually if required and they are the perfect solution for the summer months. Below we have looked into the biggest benefits of having blackout shutters at this time of year.
Due to the fact the sun rises earlier and sets later in the summer, it can be difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Unlike other window dressings, blackout shutters will help you to keep your bedroom dark overnight and you won’t have to worry about natural light waking you up. This is particularly useful if you have young children that wake up early in the summer months because it’s light outside and blackout shutters can help them to maintain a good sleeping routine.
Not only can blackout shutters keep your bedroom dark overnight, but they can even block light out during the day. They are designed to perfectly fit your windows and the integrated blind will ensure light bleed is kept to the absolute minimum. If you work night shifts, this extra level of blackout will be really useful and it will help you to sleep soundly during the day. Similarly, blackout blinds are ideal for nurseries and they will make it easier for your baby to nap when the sun would usually be shining through their window.
It’s no secret that window shutters can help to improve the energy efficiency of your home and they can reduce your heating bills in the winter. However, many don’t realise they can also help to keep your home at a comfortable temperature in the summer too. Closing blackout blinds will prevent the sun from heating your home and the honeycomb blind has superior insulation qualities, so it will keep your home nice and cool. You don’t have to completely block the natural light if you don’t want to though and being able to operate the blind and shutter individually will give you enhanced flexibility over light control.
When the sun is shining through your window, it can be harder to see your TV or computer screen and in the summer, glare can be difficult to prevent. Thankfully, this is something else shutters can help with. Not only can you control the amount of light that comes into your rooms, but you can direct this light too by tilting the louvres. If you work from home, being able to reduce the glare from the sun will be very useful and blackout shutters are ideal for cinema rooms too as they will keep the glare off your TV.
The sun can damage your furniture and whilst there are lots of benefits to flooding your home with natural light, you might want to block the sun when it’s shining directly on your furniture. Window shutters can prevent the sun’s UV rays from causing permanent discolouration to your fabric and wooden furniture and they can prevent you from having to prematurely replace expensive items in your home.
We also have the ability to remote control the integrated blackout blind (roller or honeycomb) for ease of use.
Should you be interested in installing integrated blackout shutters in your home this summer, our team at The Great Shutter Co. will be happy to help. We supply a vast range of plantation shutters and we invite you to visit our showroom where we have numerous different shutter types and materials on display. Our expert showroom team will be happy to provide you with free, impartial advice to help you find the right solution for your home and budget too.
Here at The Great Shutter Co., we are passionate about providing a local service to homeowners looking for luxurious, yet affordable blackout shutters in Hampshire and Surrey and the surrounding areas. With many years of experience behind us, you can always turn to our team in confidence for your shutters knowing you won’t be disappointed with the finished project.